Three Nail Thursday 11/4/2021

A song I am listening to.

A Song that I am Listening to 

Here Comes the Glory – David and Nicole Binion 

You’ll be hearing this song shortly if you attend or join in with the Southern Illinois Worship Center. If you want to get ahead and learn it and then just go all out when you hear it, click the link and enjoy the song. 

The Glory of the Lord is truly a fantastic thing. Yet, we often ask for the glory of the Lord to come. While I completely understand that request and concept. 

As with most things with our God, we often look or ask for items already given, present, or available. Yet, the whole Earth IS filled with His Glory. 

Despite all that we see that can be difficult, depressing, and distracting, the Earth is filled with His glory. 

Take some time, and you will begin to see the glory of the Lord that fills the whole Earth. 

Here are some practical places to recognize His Glory. 

God’s glory is particularly evident in looking at His creation. Look at the beauty and magnificence of what God has created. The intricacies placed into each created thing show that His glory fills the Earth. 

God’s glory is evident in you. The scripture declares that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We, as God’s creation, are the billboards for His glory. We carry His glory. 

God’s glory is seen through Jesus Christ. 

God’s glory is witnessed and experienced in the church when it’s filled with His Spirit. 

Here comes the glory, for the whole Earth is filled His glory. 

Change what you are looking at and what you are looking for and you will see the Glory of the Lord. 

“Where you stand determines what you see and what you do not see; it determines also the angle you see it from; a change in where you stand changes everything.”

― Steve De Shazer

A Verse that has challenged me.

Amos 5:3-6
3 For thus says the Lord God:
“The city that goes out by a thousand
Shall have a hundred left,
And that which goes out by a hundred
Shall have ten left to the house of Israel.”
4 For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel:
“Seek Me and live;
5 But do not seek Bethel,
Nor enter Gilgal,
Nor pass over to Beersheba;
For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity,
And Bethel shall come to nothing.
6 Seek the Lord and live,
Lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph,
And devour it,
With no one to quench it in Bethel—

Israel, at the time of this writing, was experiencing peace and prosperity. It was the most incredible time in their nation since the days of King Solomon. However, despite the peace and prosperity, spiritual decay and moral corruption needed to be addressed. So much was the decay of their morality and spirituality that it would result in ninety percent of the nation would be negatively affected. 

The Lord instructs them to seek Him, don’t go to Bethel, Beersheba, or Gilgal, but seek me. Those three cities were places of idol worship. 

We could say the same thing about our nation, in a season of prosperity and peace, we sought everything but God. Instead, we sought New York City (finances), Washington D.C. (Political power), and Hollywood (Entertainment). We’ve set these up as the “gods” of our nation. The result has been devastating to the people of our country. 

The command remains the same, seek the Lord and live. In seeking the Lord, we live life to the fullest. 

Want a good life? Seek the Lord. Want a blessed life? Seek the Lord. Want a life that is lived to its fullest? Seek the Lord.

A quote that made me think.

At the heart of every problem lies a problem of the heart.  Courson, J.  

 People stop walking with Christ and fellowshipping with the body of Christ when a problem in their heart causes them to be uncomfortable in the presence of God and God’s people. 

Guard your heart, for out of it are the issues of life. 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.